In Europe, the emerging discipline of geodesign was earmarked by the first Geodesign Summit held in 2013 at the GeoFort, the Netherlands. Here researchers and practitioners from 28 different countries gathered to exchange ideas on how to merge the spatial sciences and design worlds. This book brings together experiences from this international group of spatial planners, architects, landscape designers, archaeologists, and geospatial scientists to explore the notion of `Geodesign thinking', whereby spatial technologies (such as integrated 3D modelling, network analysis, visualization tools, and information dashboards) are used to answer `what if' questions to design alternatives on aspects like urban visibility, flood risks, sustainability, economic development, heritage appreciation and public engagement. The book offers a single source of geodesign theory from a European perspective by first introducing the geodesign framework, then exploring various case studies on solving complex, dynamic, and multi-stakeholder design challenges. This book will appeal to practitioners and researchers alike who are eager to bring design analysis, intelligent planning, and consensus building to a whole new level.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 369
Weight: 6978 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 22 mm
Edition: 2014 ed.
From the book reviews:
"Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciences is a concise and important book for learning about geodesign. ... For students, researchers, architects, urban planners and landscape design professionals together with practitioners it is highly recommended reading because it points to the future of how urban planning and design will probably evolve toward. It will cause you to think differently and to realize what design together with spatial sciences could become." (Jeff Thurston, 3dvisworld.com, February, 2015)